I have to be honest; when this tiny 12-year-old stepped up to the mic to sing the national anthem, I was skeptical to say the least. But the moment I heard her voice, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. This little angel has an undeniable, God-given gift!
From Whitney Houston, Billy Joel, and Marvin Gaye to Aretha Franklin, Faith Hill, and Lady Gaga, the national anthem has been covered by countless famous singers — each putting their own unique spin on the timeless American classic.
It seems as though I’ve heard “The Star-Spangled Banner” more times than I can count. But I must admit that I’ve never been more amazed than when this 6th-grader sang it. When she hit the high note, I just couldn’t hold back the tears! This tiny angel can sing.
I promise, you don’t want to miss this. Watch 12-year-old Callista Clark’s incredible performance in the video below:
Wasn’t that just beautiful? Please share if this beautiful angel brought a smile to your face today.
Did you know: According to History.com, “The Star Spangled Banner” was a poem originally written by Francis Scott Key, and wasn’t set to a melody until years later. Along with “Hail Columbia” and “Yankee Doodle,” “The Star-Spangled Banner” was among the prevalent patriotic airs in the aftermath of the War of 1812. During the Civil War, “The Star-Spangled Banner” was an anthem for Union troops, and the song increased in popularity in the ensuing decades, which led to President Woodrow Wilson signing an executive order in 1916 designating it as “the national anthem of the United States” for all military ceremonies. On March 3, 1931, after 40 previous attempts failed, a measure passed Congress and was signed into law that formally designated “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem of the United States.
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